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CleanCore Technologies Rolls Out New Website


OMAHA, NEB.—CleanCore Technologies, manufacturer of aqueous ozone cleaning systems, announces the launch of a new website: The home page headings “Cleaning Simplified” and “Sustainability Meets Performance” were purposely selected because, according to Matt Montag, Distribution Sales Manager for CleanCore, “They say everything we want people to know about our aqueous ozone cleaning systems.”

Green Lodging News Adds Hartdean Ltd. as Directory Partner


ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, has added Hartdean Ltd. to its Green Product & Service Directory in the “Linens & Towels” category. The company’s EcoKnit Terry Towels are luxury hospitality cotton towels with two to three time’s longer lifespan and provide energy and water savings which recover the cost of the product. EcoKnit Towels are snag free, dry up to 40 percent quicker than standard terry towels, reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions, and use 15 percent less water with every laundering cycle.

Ecolab Named Top Green Company by Newsweek


ST. PAUL, MINN.—For the third consecutive year, Ecolab’s commitment to sustainable business practices has been recognized by Newsweek, which named Ecolab to the publication’s 2016 list of the Top Green Companies in the World. For 2016, Ecolab ranked sixth on the U.S. 500 list and 13th on the Global 500 Green Rankings lists.

UV-C LED Systems: Answer to the Hospitality Industry’s Water Infection Problems


One of the big factors for success in any industry is customer care and satisfaction. In the hospitality industry it takes precedence over everything else. Customer experience in hospitality is what drives the popularity and hence, the revenue. So the more the customers are comfortable in the environment the better experience they will have. The biggest driver for their comfort is the feeling of being safe. However, recent incidents have marred the hospitality industry with health concerns over water safety. If the Global Risks 2015 Report by Global Economic Forum is to be believed, the spread of infectious diseases is considered the second most impactful societal risk coming just behind a water crisis. It is said that “fear could ruin any experience” and the fear of water borne diseases is only growing. Possibly due to lack of knowledge, most hotel owners do not realize a central treatment unit is not enough to curb pathogens growing in the pipe and tank systems.

EPA Announces 2016 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards


WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing 24 Safer Choice Partner of the Year award winners across 12 states, the District of Columbia and Canada for outstanding achievement in the design, manufacture, promotion and use of a range of cleaning and other household products that carry the Safer Choice label. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy announced the winners at an event at a local hardware store in San Francisco.

Hobart Introduces New Glasswasher for Bars, Restaurants


TROY, OHIO—Hobart introduces the new Advansys LXGe glasswasher, the first machine specifically designed to clean and sanitize glassware in bars and restaurants. The new Energy Star qualified washer produces cleaner glasses by eliminating chemical sanitizers, resulting in better-tasting drinks and an improved customer experience.

Green Lodging News Adds Reneotech as Directory Partner


ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Reneotech Inc. as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. EcoRaider Insect Killer, manufactured by Reneotech Inc., is a highly effective natural bio-insecticide that is ideal for use in hotel and hospitality environments as it kills bed bugs, ants and other crawling insects on contact. It is the most effective natural product that kills bed bugs with 100 percent efficacy according to a study published by the Entomological Society of America.

Avmor Receives ICI ON RECYCLE Certification


LAVAL, QUEBEC—Avmor announced that it has received level 2 certification for the implementation of environmentally preferable practices. Certification from ICI ON RECYCLE recognizes Avmor’s success in ensuring the right steps and procedures have been followed to reduce, reuse, recycle, and repurpose materials to reduce waste.

GLN Adds GreenEarth Cleaning as Founding Sponsor


ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes GreenEarth Cleaning as a Founding Sponsor. GreenEarth Cleaning began in 1999 as an environmentally non-toxic alternative for the dry cleaning industry. It has now become the industry’s largest brand with over 6,000 points of service in 25 countries.

Hotels Need to Properly Clean Jetted Tubs, Dishwashers


ST. PAUL, MINN.—Hotels need to properly clean their jetted tubs, dishwashers and washing machines from the effects of biofilm and the contaminants biofilm growth promotes in these appliances. Hotels use and rely upon a battery of jetted tubs, dishwashers and washing machines to run their businesses. Mounting scientific evidence suggests that these appliances (and, more specifically, the improper design and/or cleaning of these appliances) are among several primary hosts of contaminants that get and/or keep hotel patrons sick.

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